23rd July 2020 00:56

Khalida is one of the bravest women I know. We talk about her courage and determination to speak out for women, to speak out for change in Afghanistan, even when her life was threatened.

As a girl Khalida played football with her brothers. When she became a teenager this had to stop. Instead, she set up a school team and went on to become captain of Afghanistan women’s national team. She now lives in Denmark with her family after receiving death threats.

Khalida recently led the investigation into the president of the Afghanistan Football Association, Keramuudin Karim, sexually assaulting women in the team. Karim is now banned from all sports for life and the case sparked the MeToo movement in Afghanistan.

Khalida is a powerful, bold voice for women and women’s rights who will inspire you to use your visibility and voice to fulfil your true purpose.

Links

Follow Khalida on Twitter – https://twitter.com/khalida_popal

Join PR with Heart to grow your visibility and voice 

Comments are closed.

Back to blog
I love to write about...

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

What they say

“Kat is a powerful, imaginative and intuitive leader with a great capacity to see a vision and make it happen. What sets Kat apart is her heart. She works with passion and exudes creative energy and enthusiasm that is both inspiring and contagious.”

Mel Young, president, Homeless World Cup

“Kat is simply world class. She turns PR into a win, win, win delivering outstanding value to all she connects with. She is genius at the big picture strategy AND delivers quality down to the minute details of every aspect.”

Neil Crofts, Cultural Innovation & Authentic Leadership Consultant

“Kat prodded my intuitive thinking into reality. I created a better working space and products and generated more income for my business.”

Nancy Feely, owner, Island Fresh Market

“A really big “thank you” for all the hard work and dedication you put in to the Homeless World Cup and for the way in which you have helped to change the lives of thousands of people through football.”

Rio Ferdinand, Footballer

“’It is enjoyable to make things visible, which are invisible’ – Eric Cantona. This quote speaks volumes about you Kat. You are an inspiration now and always.”

Dave Cobban, Director, Nike Sustainable Business and Innovation